Long haul insurance sales up


Recent research carried out by swiftcover.com has revealed that long-haul travel insurance sales are up. Currently 25% of travel policies sold by Swiftcover are for long haul trips compared to just 20% five years ago.

Consumers were questioned about their travel aspirations and 23% revealed that a tropical island would be their dream destination, with others favouring round-the-world cruises, off-the-beaten-track destinations such as China and India, ancient ruins like Machu Pichu in Peru and African safaris. Others would prefer a more active dream holiday with white-water rafting, motor racing, parachute jumping and rock climbing appearing on the wish list.

Roman Bryl, Swiftcover’s travel underwriting manager, stressed that as holiday makers venture further afield the need for adequate insurance cover becomes more important than ever. Not only is it paramount to ensure that your policy covers destinations outside Europe but also that it will cover potentially expensive medical treatment should your adventure go wrong.

Swiftcover has discovered that there are various misapprehensions amongst travellers about insurance and they have published advice clarifying many of the more common myths. Full details are available on the insurers’ website but can be summarised in a nutshell as follows:


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